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  • mca47mca47 Posts: 12,998
    bbiggs said:
    A buddy was pouring some really good bourbon last night. I had pours of Eagle Rare 17, George T. Stagg (2015) and Weller CYPB. It was my first ER17 experience, and while it was really good, it was well behind the GTS. It lacked the flavor explosion that the GTS had, but that’s likely from the lower proof. Cool to try it though. 
    That's a good friend to have!
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 25,459


    Finally had these at the same time. Ardbeg is my winner. 
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 26,395
    Oh wow!!! I m going to have to do the same.  I m loving ardbeg right now but who knows.  Nice work Joe!!
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • finally scored an ETL at my local shop for $55! Been hunting this bottle for years. Why is it so damn hard to find? Many people rank it last among BT mashbill #2 offerings, but I'm still very excited to finally try it. Have you guys had it?

  • mca47mca47 Posts: 12,998
    finally scored an ETL at my local shop for $55! Been hunting this bottle for years. Why is it so damn hard to find? Many people rank it last among BT mashbill #2 offerings, but I'm still very excited to finally try it. Have you guys had it?

    Never had.  I would def buy one at retail!
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 9,720
    2 new private barrels just came in. Note the ABVs.....


  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 32,047
    2 new private barrels just came in. Note the ABVs.....


    128 & 134!?!  Whoooooooo!  That needs a drop of water.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 32,047
    So I have an open bottle of Old Tub that I will have from time to time.  It was something to try out.  I had it the day after drinking the Midwinters Dram and completely noticed a difference.
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 25,459
    So I have an open bottle of Old Tub that I will have from time to time.  It was something to try out.  I had it the day after drinking the Midwinters Dram and completely noticed a difference.
    Good or bad?  I think that bottle is ass lol
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  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,665
    finally scored an ETL at my local shop for $55! Been hunting this bottle for years. Why is it so damn hard to find? Many people rank it last among BT mashbill #2 offerings, but I'm still very excited to finally try it. Have you guys had it?

    Nice score man.  I've never owned a bottle, but have had pours.  Hard to find because it is highly allocated and the bourbon hawks cash in on it.  Super solid and easy drinker at its proof.  Enjoy!

  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 32,047
    So I have an open bottle of Old Tub that I will have from time to time.  It was something to try out.  I had it the day after drinking the Midwinters Dram and completely noticed a difference.
    Good or bad?  I think that bottle is ass lol
    Tub is subpar compared to the Dram.  Literally night and day.
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 25,459
    So I have an open bottle of Old Tub that I will have from time to time.  It was something to try out.  I had it the day after drinking the Midwinters Dram and completely noticed a difference.
    Good or bad?  I think that bottle is ass lol
    Tub is subpar compared to the Dram.  Literally night and day.
    Old Tub is the only time I've been disappointed with a sub $25 bottle.  I thought it would "open up", but never did.  
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    2022: MSG 9/11
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 9,720
    2 new private barrels just came in. Note the ABVs.....


    128 & 134!?!  Whoooooooo!  That needs a drop of water.
    The 128 was a tad hot but the 134 was super smooth.
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 25,459
    2 new private barrels just came in. Note the ABVs.....


    128 & 134!?!  Whoooooooo!  That needs a drop of water.
    The 128 was a tad hot but the 134 was super smooth.
    The only thing I've had that high proof is JD single barrel which was delicious.  

    What's up with those bottles?  Or is there something behind them? Such a confusing perspective lol 
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  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 9,720
    2 new private barrels just came in. Note the ABVs.....


    128 & 134!?!  Whoooooooo!  That needs a drop of water.
    The 128 was a tad hot but the 134 was super smooth.
    The only thing I've had that high proof is JD single barrel which was delicious.  

    What's up with those bottles?  Or is there something behind them? Such a confusing perspective lol 
    They are all hand blown with a pot still in the middle.
    Plus the perspective 
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 9,720
    Tough day at work. Had to do a side by side wheated bourbon tasting.


  • Tough day at work. Had to do a side by side wheated bourbon tasting.


    I generally prefer the Weller profile way more than Larceny -- especially the 107. But how was the Golden Sheaf? I'm not familiar with that one.
  • smile6680smile6680 Posts: 137
    just got an old rip van winkle 10 year. I'm pretty excited to give it a try.
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 9,720
    Got to try the new version of Uncle Nearest 

  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 13,699
    smile6680 said:
    just got an old rip van winkle 10 year. I'm pretty excited to give it a try.
    well...we're waiting
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  • smile6680smile6680 Posts: 137
    Waiting for a good friend of mine to come back this summer (to Maine) on vacation. I'm placing a bottle of E.H Taylor and the old rip in front of him. He chooses which one we open and which one he takes home as a gift for the birth of his first child. 
  • mca47mca47 Posts: 12,998
    smile6680 said:
    Waiting for a good friend of mine to come back this summer (to Maine) on vacation. I'm placing a bottle of E.H Taylor and the old rip in front of him. He chooses which one we open and which one he takes home as a gift for the birth of his first child. 
    You are a good friend!
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,665
    Anyone ever have Knob Creek 12 Year or Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel?  My shop had both today, but I'll probably only keep one and get the other to a buddy of mine.  I haven't tried either and wondering if one is considerably better than the other.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 32,047
    bbiggs said:
    Anyone ever have Knob Creek 12 Year or Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel?  My shop had both today, but I'll probably only keep one and get the other to a buddy of mine.  I haven't tried either and wondering if one is considerably better than the other.
    I have heard people not like the toasted barrel.  I can't remember if it was KC 12 or 15 that was more sought after.  I'm sure they are both fine though.
  • BRAIN0FJAYBRAIN0FJAY Charleston, WV Posts: 983
    bbiggs said:
    Anyone ever have Knob Creek 12 Year or Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel?  My shop had both today, but I'll probably only keep one and get the other to a buddy of mine.  I haven't tried either and wondering if one is considerably better than the other.
    I was very impressed with the EC Toasted, but I also enjoy the KC 12-Year.  The Toasted is more difficult to come by (here).  The KC had what I would call the traditional Knob Creek “funk” (a good thing IMO) notes with loads of cherry.  The Toasted was reminiscent of slightly smoked s’mores. Everyone’s taste differs…. I would like to see them do a toasted barrel proof.  My $0.02.
    ...So much talk it makes no sense at all...
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 25,459
    bbiggs said:
    Anyone ever have Knob Creek 12 Year or Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel?  My shop had both today, but I'll probably only keep one and get the other to a buddy of mine.  I haven't tried either and wondering if one is considerably better than the other.
    I was very impressed with the EC Toasted, but I also enjoy the KC 12-Year.  The Toasted is more difficult to come by (here).  The KC had what I would call the traditional Knob Creek “funk” (a good thing IMO) notes with loads of cherry.  The Toasted was reminiscent of slightly smoked s’mores. Everyone’s taste differs…. I would like to see them do a toasted barrel proof.  My $0.02.
    They’re both very good but I like the EC more. With that being said, I’m not a huge fan of the KC funk in any of their products. I’m more of a Wild Turkey funk sort of guy! 
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  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,665
    Thanks for the feedback, gents.  Based on that, I'm keeping them both.  To hell with my buddy. 
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,665
    Another thing I'll add to the thread is that I cracked open a Redbreast 12 over the weekend and it was delicious.  Very different flavor profile after being in the bourbon lane for so long, but it is a really good Irish whiskey.
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 26,395
    Redbreast is one of my faves.  Glad to hear you enjoyed it.  I just poured an angels envy.  Cheers!
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  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,665
    mcgruff10 said:
    Redbreast is one of my faves.  Glad to hear you enjoyed it.  I just poured an angels envy.  Cheers!
    Cheers brother!  Definitely with you on the Redbreast.  I'll be going back to that one real soon.

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